Shikimic Acid Chemical Structure

Shikimic Acid Chemical Structure
Molecular Weight: 174.15

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Biological Activity

Description Shikimic acid(Shikimate), more commonly known as its anionic form shikimate, is an important biochemical intermediate in plants and microorganisms.
In vitro Shikimic acid (Shikimate), more commonly known as its anionic form shikimate, is an important biochemical intermediate in plants and microorganisms. Shikimic acid is a precursor for: the aromatic amino acids phenylalanine and tyrosine;indole, indole derivatives and aromatic amino acid tryptophan;many alkaloids and other aromatic metabolites;tannins, flavonoids, and lignin. [1]
In vivo

Conversion of different model animals based on BSA (Value based on data from FDA Draft Guidelines)

SpeciesMouseRatRabbitGuinea pigHamsterDog
Weight (kg)
Body Surface Area (m2)0.0070.0250.
Km factor36128520
Animal A (mg/kg) = Animal B (mg/kg) multiplied by  Animal B Km
Animal A Km

For example, to modify the dose of resveratrol used for a mouse (22.4 mg/kg) to a dose based on the BSA for a rat, multiply 22.4 mg/kg by the Km factor for a mouse and then divide by the Km factor for a rat. This calculation results in a rat equivalent dose for resveratrol of 11.2 mg/kg.

Rat dose (mg/kg) = mouse dose (22.4 mg/kg) ×  mouse Km(3)  = 11.2 mg/kg
rat Km(6)


[1] Brown SA, et al. Nature, 1955, 175(4459), 688-689.

Chemical Information

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Molecular Weight (MW) 174.15


CAS No. 138-59-0
Storage 3 years -20℃powder
6 months-80℃in solvent
Synonyms Shikimate
Solubility (25°C) * In vitro DMSO 35 mg/mL (200.97 mM)
Water 35 mg/mL (200.97 mM)
Ethanol <1 mg/mL (<1 mM)
* <1 mg/ml means slightly soluble or insoluble.
* Please note that Selleck tests the solubility of all compounds in-house, and the actual solubility may differ slightly from published values. This is normal and is due to slight batch-to-batch variations.
Chemical Name 1-Cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid, 3,4,5-trihydroxy-, (3R,4S,5R)-

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